Books by Dorothy L. Sayers

A PRESUMPTION OF DEATH by Jill Paton Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

In a series of letters to the Spectator over the winter of 1940, Sayers presented members of Lord Peter Wimsey's family discussing such morale-building issues as rationing and leadership. Read full book review >

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 1998

Lord Peter Wimsey's creator turns her attention—and correspondence—to the Lord Himself. Read full book review >

THRONES, DOMINATIONS by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 27, 1998

Lord Peter Wimsey lives again, courtesy of Walsh's completion of a 70-page typescript Sayers abandoned in 1939. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1996

Best known as the creator of the enduringly popular sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers gives us glimpses of her life in this selection of vivid and often entertaining correspondence. Read full book review >
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the "enduring" grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 19, 1949

"Miss Sayer's production, however, is adaptable for presentation in Church drama groups and for these it should be most valuable, while for the general public reading it should have a wide appeal."
Dorothy Sayers is widely and favorably known in this country as well as in England as the author of deservedly popular detective novels. Read full book review >
CREED OR CHAOS? by Dorothy L. Sayers
RELIGION
Released: May 26, 1949

"A highly individualistic, stimulating exposition with much spiritual significance as well."
With an intellectual brilliance which characterizes all that Dorothy Sayers has written, whether in the religious field or that of the mystery, this is a trenchant consideration of dogma, and its value as the basic structure of the Christian faith. Read full book review >
BEGIN HERE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: May 1, 1941

"However, Dorothy Sayers' name, in this connection, may arouse some curiosity as to what she has to contribute."
It seems to me it is almost too bad this book is being published, at this time and in this form. Read full book review >
THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy L. Sayers
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 1, 1941

"A book for thoughtful readers and students."
Abstruse, often paradoxical, but remarkable in many ways is this volume which analyses the metaphor of God as a Creator, using as concrete examples men and women in the field of creative activity, ranging from Shakespeare to Joyce. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 1939

"For the drama shelf."
Miss Sayers' second poetic drama written for and presented at the Festival at Canterbury Cathedral. Read full book review >
THE ZEAL OF THY HOUSE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: Sept. 30, 1937

"One cannot see a wide market, however."
A play first presented at the festival at Canterbury Cathedral and well received. Read full book review >
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 18, 1937

"Excellent slouthing — good entertainment — a book for intelligent readers."
Sure fire — and don't miss the opportunity of selling Dorothy Sayers as straight fiction rather than simply as mystery. Read full book review >
GAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 20, 1936

"Chance for a double sale — on fiction and on mystery tables."
We hereby promote Dorothy Sayers from the straight mystery classification, and put her into the category of novel-cum-detection-cum-psychology. Read full book review >
THE THIRD OMNIBUS OF CRIME by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: June 15, 1935

"Good buy."
A collection of 62 stories projected on the thesis that a mystery writer today has a new set of tools for killing and a new set of tools for investigation. Read full book review >
THE NINE TAILORS by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 22, 1934

"Dorothy Sayers at her best."
Missing emeralds, unexpected corpses, a cryptogran, erudition, a touch of the macabre, an old church with ringing bells, and Peter Wimsy performing feats of deduction and exercising his freakish humor. Read full book review >
HANGMAN'S HOLIDAY by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 21, 1933

Detection at its neatest in a group of short stories, in which the familiar figure of Peter Wimsey, and a newcomer, Montague Egg, play their parts. Read full book review >